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Archive for June 2011

Abbotsbury sold out…

June 24th 2011

24 July: Abbotsbury now completely sold out and there will be no tickets available to purchase on the day.

Abbotsbury sell out….

June 23rd 2011

As of today (Thurs 23 June) there are only 18 tickets left so the event will be a total sell out and no tickets available to purchase on the day. Tickets £23 (adults) £12 (children) £50 Family (two adults and up to three children) available from Abbotsbury Tourism 01305 871130

SOH on BBC R2 with Simon Mayo & Jamie Cullum….

June 22nd 2011

Radio 2 is shaking up the schedule for 2DAY – a 12 hour on-air celebration of some of the wonderful things the station has to offer.

Kicking off the extravaganza, Radio 2’s jazz presenter Jamie Cullum and Sony award winning Drivetime host Simon Mayo launch 2DAY, previewing the day’s shows and events, and playing some of their personal favourite tracks including Show of Hands’ ‘Root’s about 6mins 30secs in ……..Listen now

Abbotsbury near to sell out….

June 13th 2011

Our annual event at Abbotsbury Saturday 02 July is now getting near to sell out with less than 100 tickets left. Tickets £23 (adults) £12 (children) £50 Family (two adults and up to three children) available from Abbotsbury Tourism 01305 871130.

Line up:
Cara Dillon – award winning Irish songstress accompanied by husband Sam Lakeman

The Scoville Units – Celtic/Bluegrass six piece with our own Miranda Sykes on double bass & vocals

Jim Causley – the rich-voiced, award-nominated former frontman of the band Mawkin:Causley

Luke Jackson – prodigiously talented 16 year-old singer songwriter from Canterbury

Upcoming shows…

June 4th 2011

Friday 10th June…….Steve & Phil will be doing a special duo show at Cropredy Village Hall. Tickets from Shirley Kershaw 01295 750633 – in support of the BEKIND charity.

Saturday 11 June……Steve & Phil with Miranda and special guests Phil Henry & Hannah Martin at St Neot’s Folk Festival. Tickets from festival office: 01234 376278.
(n.b. this is St Neots in Cambridgeshire)



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Show of Hands are undeniably one of the strongest current forces in acoustic music - England's finest and most popular roots duo and something of a "people's band".

"Formidable operators in the roots arena. A class act"

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